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Understanding Chinese society

Author: Xiaowei Zang
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This second edition of Understanding Chinese Society provides a comprehensive, readable, and well-grounded introduction to the key issues affecting contemporary China. A thorough analysis is undertaken not only of China's family patterns, education system, status, hierarchy, and ethnic diversity, but also of China's mass media, legal system and social control, work, and cultural expression. As well as being  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaowei Zang
ISBN: 9781138917392 1138917397 9781138917408 1138917400
OCLC Number: 904528768
Notes: Earlier edition published in 2011
Description: viii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Foundations of Chinese identity : place, past and culture --
Rituals and the life cycle --
Family and marriage --
Gender and sexuality --
Contested ground : community and neighborhood --
Education --
Status and hierarchy --
Ethnic minorities --
Transformation of work in post-Mao China --
Urbanization and its impact in China --
Mass media in China --
Environmental protection --
Civil society in a birdcage --
Government and changing state-society relations.
Responsibility: edited by Xiaowei Zang.

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This second edition of Understanding Chinese Society provides a comprehensive, readable, and well-grounded introduction to the key issues affecting contemporary China. A thorough analysis is undertaken not only of China's family patterns, education system, status, hierarchy, and ethnic diversity, but also of China's mass media, legal system and social control, work, and cultural expression. As well as being thoroughly updated and revised throughout, this edition offers new chapters on urbanization, the environment, and civil society in China. A team of international experts guide students though social issues including: * What are the key features of the family and marriage institutions in China? * How are women and men faring differently in Chinese society today? * How are minorities faring in China? * How does the education system differentiate Chinese society? * How are religion and cultural traditions expressed? Including handy pedagogical features such as a chronology of the People's Republic of China, further reading suggestions, and related novels and films, Understanding Chinese Society is suitable for anyone studying Chinese Culture and Society, Chinese Studies and Asian sociology.

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